The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health, as well as brevity
They were especially scarce at Grimworth, which, as I have before observed, was a low parish, mentioned with the most scornful brevity
Alone with Edward I remembered our relationship, and remembering that forgot the difference of position; I put away deference and careful forms of speech; I answered with simple brevity
D'Artagnan repressed his inclination to laugh, because the brevity
of Aramis's letter gave rise to reflection.
is justified at once to those who readily understand, and to those who will never understand.
For the sake of brevity
, we will call Henry Augustus Ramsay Faizanne, "The Worm," although he really was an exceedingly pretty boy, without a hair on his face, and with a waist like a girl's when he came out to the Second "Shikarris" and was made unhappy in several ways.
A remarkable instance of the effect of undue brevity
in depressing a poem, in keeping it out of the popular view, is afforded by the following exquisite little Serenade--
His sympathy was the more grateful for the tactful brevity
with which it was indicated rather than expressed.
These were all the speeches that were made, and I recommend them to parties who present policemen with gold watches, as models of brevity
Denham answered him with the brevity
which is the result of having another sentence in the mind to be addressed to another person.
I have insisted to him on what Aristotle has stated with admirable brevity
, that for the achievement of any work regarded as an end there must be a prior exercise of many energies or acquired facilities of a secondary order, demanding patience.
He had not been inside the Museum, actually, since he and Hilda used to meet there; sometimes to set out for gay adventures at Twickenham or Richmond, sometimes to linger about the place for a while and to ponder by Lord Elgin's marbles upon the lastingness of some things, or, in the mummy room, upon the awful brevity